Films screening at this event

Awakenings

Director
Penny Marshall
Cast
Robert De Niro, Robin Williams
Country
USA
Year
1990
Duration
121 min

Featuring Robin Williams in one of his greatest dramatic roles as Dr Sayer, the maverick neurologist who succeeded, with the help of a new drug, to bring catatonic patients back to life, if only for a short period of time. Based on Oliver Sacks’ memoir of the same name, the film captures the extraordinary mind and generous spirit of the renowned British physician and author, who passed away in 2015. Also starring Robert De Niro.

Nominated Academy Awards – Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Screenplay

My Travels With Oliver

Director
Laurel Chiten
Country
USA
Year
2017
Duration
7 min

Photojournalist Lowell Handler presents some of the photographs he took while traveling the world with British neurologist and author Oliver Sacks.

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